Witchcraft and Wizardry
The universe is plastic. Changes can be made in the energy or Prima Materia of the universe which will manifest as changes in the physical world. This is subject, of course, to natural laws and certain limitations but just as your subconscious mind can affect your state of consciousness, emotions and the interpretation of experience, so too do changes “up stream” in the energy flow cause changes in the material world. Ideas shape our physical reality and our perceptions thereof.
All Gods, Goddesses, Archangels, People, Animals, Plants, Rocks, Soil, Sand, Stars, Dark Matter, whatever, are all expressions of and shapes taken by this energy on various levels of existence. They are all manifestations of the same Light.
There are many ways of seeing Gods, Goddesses, Archangels, Devas, Demons or other non-corporeal beings. Some consider them the elder brothers and sisters of Humanity, just as we're the elders of the animal and plant kingdoms. Some believe that we formed these archetypes ourselves and the Life-Force filled them like water into a jug and, thereby, manifested a personality. Others still consider them merely archetypal forms in our own collective subconscious or individual subconscious minds which can be used to trigger certain psychological effects. Although we will be working with these forces, we do not intend to dictate their interpretation. Suffice to say that working with them bears results regardless of individual interpretation.
The material four dimensional world (3 of space, 1 of time) is but a fraction of the entire universe.
The subconscious mind is vast and powerful and we can form methods by which our conscious and subconscious minds can communicate.
All things are evolving. All things are alive and all things are capable of consciousness on some level (though, like ants and bees, it may not always be evident in individual specimens but only in larger groups). A single neuron cannot compose a symphony, only in clusters can they connect to house a mind. Therefore we must show respect for all things, whether we think of them as being alive or not. The very planet itself is a living thing, as is the star it orbits and the universe beyond that.
The eventual goal of our evolution is the integration of our true Selves with the Limitless Light from which we were originally formed (hence the Path of Return). Evolution is physical and spiritual and affects us on all levels.